WordPress Plugins

We have built and maintain quite a few WordPress plugins, read the latest on those plugins and other WordPress plugins here!


Why you should buy Yoast SEO Premium

17 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 18 Comments

Yoast SEO Premium

One of the questions people ask us sometimes is “Why should I buy Yoast SEO Premium when Yoast SEO free is so awesome already?”. Well, we’re glad you asked! Let me explain the two most important features you’ll get when you buy Yoast SEO Premium. I’ll discuss both the redirects module and the multiple focus keywords functionality below. »

Category: WordPress

Yoast SEO Import & Export features

10 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Import and export in the Yoast SEO plugin

When you’re a web developer or SEO, working with many clients, you probably have a set of settings for Yoast SEO for WordPress that you prefer. You might have a default title template for instance, default XML sitemap settings, etc. This post will teach you how to easily apply those settings to a site quickly using »

Category: WordPress

Stopwords in your focus keywords?

7 December 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 5 Comments

yoast seo - use stopwords in your focus keyword or not

Stopwords (a, the, of, for) are usually filtered out by Google in a search query. Up until now, the Yoast SEO plugin would advice you to filter the stopwords from your focus keyword as well (and optimize your post or page with a focus keyword without stopwords). In the next major release of Yoast SEO, 3.1, stopwords »

Category: Content SEO

Yoast SEO 3.0 release: a recap

1 December 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 52 Comments

Yoast SEO Premium

What. a. week. We released Yoast SEO 3.0 last week. This was arguably one of the biggest releases we’ve ever done. There was quite a bit of buzz around this release, both positive and negative. I wanted to post an update after a week to show where we stand and what we’ve learned. We’ve made mistakes, obviously. Of course, »

Category: WordPress

Road to Yoast SEO 3.0

18 November 2015 by Taco Verdonschot » - 28 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.0

It all started long, long ago in a town far, far away (from most of you) when Joost came up with a major improvement for our Yoast SEO plugin. “Imagine”, he said, “imagine that you’d no longer have to wait for your post to be finished and saved to analyze the content. Imagine that changes »


Yoast SEO 3.0

18 November 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 342 Comments

Yoast SEO 3.0

We’ve just released Yoast SEO 3.0. This release includes real time content analysis, the “upgrade” of our snippet preview to a snippet editor, an upgrade to how we handle categories and tags and an integration with Onpage.org. And that’s just the headline features. Since the “creation” of Yoast SEO as a plugin, we’ve not done »

Category: General SEO

Local SEO: using our store locator

11 November 2015 by Arjan Snaterse » - 6 Comments

How to use the store locator of the Yoast Local SEO plugin

In our previous post about local SEO, we explained how to set up local landing pages for your site. In this post we’re going to highlight one of the other features of our Local SEO plugin: the store locator. A helpful tool for your visitors The store locator isn’t something that will directly help your site’s »

Categories: Usability & Conversion, WordPress

YoastSEO.js design decisions

4 November 2015 by Omar Reiss »

Yoast SEO plugin

In the upcoming 3.0 release of Yoast SEO (for WordPress), we’re moving the entire content analysis from the server to the client side. This way our users can get instant feedback on the content they’re writing, while they’re writing it. In the past six months we’ve been working hard on a JavaScript library called YoastSEO.js »


Yoast vlog: green bullets for our posts?

27 October 2015 by Joost de Valk » - 7 Comments

Vlog_Green_Bullets

When optimizing your site, you’re likely to run into the same issues as we do, when optimizing yoast.com. That’s why we decided to show you how we deal with some challenges of our own in our new series How does Yoast do it? We love to share our insights and hopefully make your lives easier as well! In this first video we’ll show how we deal »

Category: Content SEO

Local SEO: setting up landing pages

22 October 2015 by Arjan Snaterse »

setting up landing pages for your site with the Local SEO plugin

Our Local SEO plugin helps you to be found by patients or customers in your neighborhood. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great functionalities, we’ll publish some posts on how to use the plugin best. We’ll most probably even reveal some possibilities you didn’t know about! In this post we’ll tell you how to use the plugin to set up »

Category: WordPress